Quad-core iPhone 5 Clone to get 2GHz CPU and Android 4.2 for $230

Since the initial excitement after the iPhone 5’s launch, we have seen very little of the purported Android powered clones which were all over the news at the time, but of the few we have seen this quad-core model could be the best.

Of the few iPhone 5 clones we have tested, none have really excited us, and most have been very cheap full plastic phones with low specs. Hardly surprising really as those phones launched dust weeks after the real iPhone.

Since then, domestic Chinese phone makers have been hard at work preparing all new 4-inch iPhone 5 clones making use of the new technology launching around them.

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This latest iPhone 5 knock-off from Chinese company Jingxian promise to use Mediatek’s new quad-core MT6589 CPU with a suggested clock speed of 2Ghz! If that wasn’t enough to blow your festive stockings off then how about a 4-inch 1135 x 640 resolution display, 1GB RAM, 8 mega-pixel rear camera and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean!

quad-core iphone 5 clone 2ghz specifications

Like the real iPhone 5 the Jingxian i5 will be available with in a choice of storage sizes, but ranging from 8GB to 32GB. Prices are rumoured to be around $230 at launch which should be next month!

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  1. ThinkOutsideTheBox
    December 18, 2012

    This phone sounds promising, but it’ll probably be months before it’s released.

    Andi, where can I learn more about cpu’s, gpu’s,etc because when I read articles about tech having quad core this quad core that I don’t know whether they are talking about cpu’s or gpu’s, i’m a noob at specs. Do you have any recommendations on where I can learn about this, as well as learn how one quad core is more powerful than another quad core cpu/gpu made from another company?

  2. swampy
    December 18, 2012

    PowerVR SGX 531?!
    It would not be the PowerVR SGX 544?

    • lordsbm
      December 19, 2012

      lol China maths
      1GHz + 1GHz = 2GHz
      Dual-cores CPU + dual-cores GPU = Quad-cores processor

      Which makes Huawei’s K3V2 a 20-cores proccessor? haha

      One side Antutu v3.0.2 the other side v3.0.3 😉

      • December 19, 2012

        That true. Like the Mpx of the cameras. They say 8Mpx and it’s the size of the photo and not the resolution of the photo.

        any ways… this it’s a great phone, I will buy a MTK6589 because come with Glonas GPS position but.. this phone… I think it’s fake for the moment.

        • December 19, 2012

          On the topic of camera,

          I’m trying to find a good camera Chinese phone under US$250. Samples (From English, Chinese and Russian sites) I saw of Jiayu G3 and Umi X1 don’t seems to compare well with ZP900.

          Just when I’m about to decide on ZP900, I saw someone posting compare shots of ZP900 with LG Optimus Black. Optimus black photo are clearer, sharper and brighter than ZP900.

          In the end I found out that Star V12 is using Sony XM105 sensor. The result is REALLY good. Do a search on youtube “V12 XM105” you’ll see a guy posting vids taken with Star V12 8MP camera.

          The problem is V12 is MTK6575 and I wanted MTK6577 (V1277). Most V1277 in the market are 5MP using OV5647 sensor which is no where near XM105. There seems to be very little V1277 XM105 being produced.

          If anyone knows where to get V1277 with XM105, please let me know 🙂 You can tell by looking at the build number. There’ll be indication of OV5647 or XM105.

  3. xxx
    December 19, 2012


    • Ronnie katsie
      December 19, 2012

      it’s really fake that figures are just preconfigured in kennel other wise check the RAM used against un-used i assure you that nothing when the phone is under testing can use RAM up to that extent!! that RAM is 512MB

  4. John
    January 25, 2013

    Is this available yet?

    • January 26, 2013

      Don’t think so

  5. Cougar
    June 23, 2013

    Here to shed some light on this thing. This is nowhere near the specs of the real iPhone 5. Performance wise this is even slower than an actual iPhone 4s, sad to say.

    Note the GPU says PowerVR SGX531. That, unfortunately, is not a typo. This is a very cheap knock-off, so that can be expected. iPhone 4s has dual core PowerVR SGX543MP2, while iPhone 5 has a more advanced triple-core SGX 543MP3. If you’re curious about performance, go to Youtube and search for SGX531 to see some samples. Also, use this page to check the difference between different GPUs:

    Bear in mind too that this iClone runs on Android, which means you won’t be able to run iOS exclusive apps.